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it is an suffered a violent police repression as a result. >> the fbi vs. occupied. what secret documents reveal the fbi monitored occupy wall street from its earliest days, treating the non-violent movement as a potential terrorism threat. we will speak with mara verheyden-hilliard of the partnership for civil justice. then turmoil inside the two- party. a former house majority leader dick armey is attempting a coup than his own party. he is paid $8 million to leave. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama and members of the senate are back in washington today after a short break with just days before the onset of the so-called fiscal cliff. obama and republican leaders remain at a crossroads on reaching a budget deal before the combination of spending cuts and tax hikes kicks in with the new year. on wednesday, treasury secretary timothy geithner told congress the u.s. will reach its federal borrowing limit on new year's eve, threatening the same default that was narrowly avoided last year. in a lett
with cooperation of government agencies. i worked for a long time on a show with the f.b.i. and also with nasa, negotiate of which probably not unco--- probably not coins dently came to fruition. but these shows "homeland" -- "24" made up it's own organization c.. the u. to avoid it and with "homeland" it was a step towards reality so it does elude to the cia. but -- >> our relationship with the military was interesting because obviously these agencies want to keep arm's length. and once they became fans -- i think it was that simple, they just enjoyed it and felt this is portraying when we did portray a general or soldier, the military became cooperative. so we had a pentagon lie ace son. it got to the point we said we need a couple of f-16s they said sure. it got great. a lot of production value where it came. i think obviously they thought their public affairs and their public image through that show -- >> at the you same token i was visited by the dean of west point a few years later when there was some cry that some investigators in iraq and in afghanistan were being influenced by the con
with fbi agents. everybody knew because they were all wearing tweed jackets. but anyway, there is some serious s. ganache going on, so that's great drama for me. so i just like to walk around the streets. i find that very helpful. >> i wondered when i came to the mirrors entry materials and buffalo issue actually went to buffalo. >> i went a couple of times to buffalo. the other thing is buffalo features than 100 years ago was a very different place from what it's like today. nevertheless i went there in the round, but i got a hold of old maps and the buffalo bluebook, which was the list of high society in town and at newspapers published at the time and so on. go in and walking around is never enough. >> give you a feel for the place. >> and doing research is one thing if it's your own research, but are you able to do all of your own research and a book like this? >> i have to do it myself. other people wouldn't know what i'm looking for. and he finds old works on the maps and photographs and sometimes people interview, but i interviewed them myself. i've never been able to let somebo
't go fast enough to put people through and he had watched that and realized as the f.b.i., wanted to make being an f.b.i. agent cool. that was a recruiting vehicle. that was his interest. and john miller who ran public affairs with him for a long time and was a high ranking public affairs guy and had come out of television and has gone back to television and understood it. and even with the best of intentions, there was enormous tension the whole way through. if we're going to do modern television people are going to watch there are going to have to be character flaws, there was conversation over drinking and smoking and sex and what kind of sex and where and when and how. and they had the best of intentions and i was direct with them going in. and i would say that was the best experience. >> but ultimately the show didn't work. >> it wasn't quite original enough. and as crazy as kerri mathison as she is, as psychologically damaged. i do believe that kerri mathison makes the c.i.a. sexy. it makes it a sexy place to work and interesting place to work and i bet it would net a -- des
as the f.b.i., wanted to make being an f.b.i. agent cool. that was a recruiting vehicle. that was his interest. and john miller who ran public affairs with him for a long time and was a high ranking public affairs guy and had come out of television and has gone back to television and understood it. and even with the best of intentions, there was enormous tension the whole way through. if we're going to do modern television people are going to watch there are going to have to be character flaws, there was conversation over drinking and smoking and sex and what kind of sex and where and when and how. and they had the best of intentions and i was direct with them going in. and i would say that was the best experience. >> but ultimately the show didn't work. >> it wasn't quite original enough. and as crazy as kerri mathison as she is, as psychologically damaged. i do believe that kerri mathison makes the c.i.a. sexy. it makes it a sexy place to work and interesting place to work and i bet it would net a -- despite all of her personal problems and i think somebody should ask that question
and in 91% of the cases the fbi was powerless to stop them. likewise, the nra members feel that if you have a gun that's lost or stolen, you ought to report it within 48 hours. 600,000 guns were lost or stolen last year that were unreported. so it's things like that that we need to -- >> i'm sorry, congressman. i don't want to run out of time because it's an important conversation. are these the issues that you wish to deal with the legislation you're proposing now? >> yes. well, that's what would be included in the bill. and i know we would have the support of the vast majority of the american people and the majority of nra members. >> how do you know that? >> well, because of this poll that has -- that can gop pollster took and found that most nra members are not nearly as extreme as the nra leadership is on this. so i think there's a possibility of getting some common sense gun control measures passed. and you know, i know it doesn't look like this congress can do anything, but i think we need to try, and i think if we have the support of the nra members, we have an opportunity. you know
of the fbi's secret intelligence operationing in "enemies." in "the oath," legal analyst jeffrey toobin analyzes the relationship between the white house and the supreme court. pleasure journalist robert draper provides an inside account of the 112th united states congress in "do not ask what good we do: inside the u.s. house of representatives." in "s escape from camp 14," blaine harden recounts one man's escape from a north korean political prison camp. for an extended list of links to various publications 2012 notable book selections, visit booktv's web site, booktv.org, or our facebook page, facebook.com/back tv. booktv. ♪ finish. ♪ ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit, and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think i just had little antennas that went up and told me when somebody had their own agenda. >> so much influence in that office, it'd be just a shame to waste it. >> i thin
went up to talk to bill. 9/11 i went up to talk to a f.b.i. agent i knew in boston and stopped at bill's to get a take of a historian. and we were just friends. we would have dinner, watch the red sox. host: what was he like? guest: well, i forget who i have told this story. if i told it today, tell me. the first night i met him he and the old marines were sitting around talking about old marine stuff. host: you had gone up there with these marines. guest: to do a feature story. there was a knock on the door around 10:00. that was late. young woman from wesleyan, a student with two books of man westchester she and the old wanted him to nscribe to her father or maybe her grand father who was a world war that vet. manchester invited her in, sat her down, offered her tea or wine and five marines talked about the war and she listened for two hours and probably got a story she would never gets again. and i just mets him hours earlier. and i thaought this is a generos man. and i always believed that. he would call my little boy patrick reid who helped me did the book, he is 20 now. and bill
kennedy died he had known him -- as part of the story i talked to bill. 9/11, i went up to talk to an fbi agent i knew in boston and stop that bill's to get the take of a historian. we were just friends. had dinner, what the red sox. >> what was he like? >> i forget who i have told the story to -- the first night i met him, he and the old marines were sitting around and talking about old marine staff. >> he had gone out there with the marines -- >> to do a feature story. there was a knock on the door at 10:00. a young woman from wesleyan with two books of his -- he wanted -- she wanted him to describe to grandfather. he invited her in, sat her in, offered her tea or wine, and the five marines talked about the war. she listened for two hours and got a story she would never get again. i had just met him hours earlier. i thought, this is a generous man. i always believed that. he would, a little boy, who helped me do the book. bill would call him and talk about history, and he would say, that all is pretty smart. things he did not have to do. i noticed that. >> william manchester died at age
in the fbi and washington he settled down with his kids as a real-estate lawyer in fresno, calif.. was pretty dull. he was really itching to get back to washington, back to the action. just after nixon was elected, oakley hunter sent a letter to rose mary woods, nixon's secretary. i guess you would say my special field is housing and urban development. there are very few republicans in the field and even fewer who would care to be in a lifeboat with one. i like the ending list a healthy, you are photographing well. hunter was always a lady's and. loved to party. i can show you exclusively a party favor, fannie mae party in that era. hunter also bought a new headquarters for fannie mae. some people said it was the sort of palace louis xiv would have built if he had the money. during nixon's first year in office the fed was fighting inflation. interest-rate wind up and housing starts came down 40%. nixon declared a crisis situation in housing and the solution was more fannie mae. we got a hot -- home financing act of 1970 creating a second government chartered mortgage company freddie mac desig
-old was charged with lying to fbi agents investigating the alleged scam. she spoke off camera earlier this month with our own jeff rossen. the uncle of 6-year-old noah posner said he found a scammer online posing as the boy's aunt requesting donations to a personal paypal account. a federal criminal complaint filed alleges she used facebook, phone calls, and text messages to solicit money claiming she was paying for the child's funeral fund. >>> and now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. we had a rally in asian stocks overnight with the japanese nikkei now up nearly 23% for the year. good if you've got a diversified portfol portfolio. obviously, fiscal cliff watching is front and center. that's key for the markets here. and did you like your holiday gift? well, about $63 billion worth of holiday goodies are going to be taken back to the store, but either exchanged or refunded according to the national retail federation. back to you. >> hopefully people still go out and buy. all right. thanks so much, mandy drur
weapons ban for ten years. we had what senator feinstein is suggesting. it was allowed to expire. the fbi, the justice department and others said it made no distance. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> while thought of having an armed guard in every school may sound foreign, it's actually normal in some countries. one place is israel which has strict gun laws. sarah schneider joins us from jerusalem. talk about what this is about here. israel is not necessarily arming the teacher, but there is an armed guard or guards in these schools. how does it work? >> reporter: generally the armed guards are outside of schools trying to protect the schools, trying to make sure no one gets in and out that shouldn't be in the schools or may pose a danger. we should talk about some of the misinformation, because i know there was a u.s. lawmaker that said that israel arms its teachers, and that simply is not true. in fact, the gun laws here are much stricter than the united states. we need to keep in mind that here
journal" citing depositions that were unsealed this morning. the s.e.c., fed, fbi alabama banking commission sig t.a.r.p. and the justice department has been questioning bank executives. regulators have warned 350 medical practices that they may have purchased potentially counterfeit botox from a network of wholesalers controlled by canada drugs. that's the problem. it's counterfeit. it's not working. >> is it no good? is it not botox? >> i'm asking a question. why it's not working. >> oh, oh, yeah. >> you are known for that razor sharp -- >> yeah. >> you're a print guy. take your time with these things. how long does it take to write a column? takes like five hours, right? >> yeah. a lot of time. >> i'm afraid of needles. i'm with you on that. but, i've thought about, have you ever had botox? >> no! >> what do you mean? >> i see it in irforehead. you have not with that expression. >> are you kidding? >> but my question, honestly, in a business sense, is the counterfeit botox does not work? it probably isn't real botox, then. and you would like to get real botox, because it can be
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